"Photographing attractive people who were doing attractive things in attractive places" Slim Aarons on his career.
Slim Aarons began his climb to style swami at an unlikely place—a farm in New Hampshire. But, for all the weighty lineage he has photographed, his own childhood remains “a blur.” Raised by his grandparents, Aarons never really knew his parents, and he won’t talk about it, because he doesn’t want “crazies calling up, saying they’re long-lost cousins.” Instead, he’ll just exclaim, “I’m a simple farm boy!”
Aarons started his career in fairly dull and unexciting environments by joining the Armin like most young men his age. In the Army he found an affinity for photography and instantly became the photographer at West Point. His travels from there wound all over the world with him ultimately landing back in New York City in the early 1950's.
During this time Slim captured some of the most enduring and memorable images of the city that never sleeps. From wintery escapes Upstate to room service at The Plaza, Slim's New York City images are a delightful walk down memory lane.